Professor Natalie Zemon Davis, University of Toronto. Natalie Zemon Davis is Holberg International Memorial Prize laureate 2010.
Natalie Zemon Davis is adjunct professor of history and professor of Medieval studies at University of Toronto, and the Henry Charles Lea Professor of History Emerita at Princeton University. Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, she graduated from Smith College and then received her master’s degree at Radcliffe College in 1950. She received her doctorate from the University of Michigan in 1959 and has since been awarded many honorary degrees. Her teaching career has taken her to Brown University, the University of Toronto, the University of California at Berkeley, and Princeton University. Professor Davis was also president of the American Historical Association in 1987, the second woman to hold the position.
- Artist: Natalie Zemon Davis
- Title: Decentering History: Local Stories and Cultural Crossings in a Global World
- Album: Holberg Prize Symposium 2010
- Track: 5
- Genre: Academic
- Year: 2010
- Length: 43:52 minutes (40.16 MB)
- Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)
Decentered history is one of Holberg Prize Laureate Natalie Zemon Davis’s main interests. In a long series of books, such as Fiction in the Archives (1987), Women on the Margins (1995) and Trickster travels (2006) she has insisted on relational perspectives, a multiplicity of voices, and the foregrounding of otherwise silent or marginal actors. Read more.
Historian and Holberg Prize laureate Natalie Zemon Davis discusses the relationship between art and science with choreographer Jo Strømgren.
The meeting between Strømgren and Davis was a collaboration between Holberg Prize and Bergen International Festival. Listen to the conversation.
Holberg International Memorial Prize is awarded annually for outstanding scholarly work in the fields of the arts and humanities, social sciences, law and theology. The prize amount is NOK 4.5 million (appr. EUR 610,000/ USD 790,000)